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Self-Publishing Podcast - A Must-Have For the Self-Published Author

Self-Publishing Podcast - A Must-Have For the Self-Published Author

Being into self-publishing, the highs (control) and the lows (selling), the pros (digital), and the cons (pirates!) I thought it was time I immersed myself fully in the topic. Now I don't mean drinking a cup of coffee on a Sunday evening and watching two episodes of "Murder She Wrote" immersed, I mean fully immersing myself like Houdini in those tanks of water he somehow always managed to free himself from.

Before you think that I might be able to set the bar a bit low here, I do read books on the topic on a very regular basis, self-publishing gurus like David Gaughran, Mike Koenigs and Brendon Burchard all grace a sacred spot in my Kindle's digital shelves. What I want is more like having posters of successful self-published authors around my bed (Amanda Hocking, that means you!) I want to know about every dusty nook and cranny in the large and unexplored house that is self-publishing.

With this noble quest (and my trusty cup of coffee) in hand I spent my idle time wondering what the next step in satisfying my craving to learn more of the industry was. Should I send harassing emails to industry-experts in the hope that they would take me under their wings(pens?), teaching me Amazon kung-fu whilst we meditated over a red-cappuccino? I am not sure how you normally carry out your unique brand of brainstorming and exactly what feedback it might normally yield however, my experience is that the answer to my questions never jump out the mist like a car-guard in Hilton (for non-South African readers you might need a local to explain this) However I always seem to walk away with an idea of the direction I should be looking in.

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Adobe Digital Editions 4 Released - Get The Latest Version of eBook Reading Software

Adobe Digital Editions 4 Released - Get The Latest Version of eBook Reading Software

Adobe has recently released the latest version of it's eBook reading software Adobe Digital Editions.

You can download Adobe Digital Editions 4 here.

 

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How Do South African Authors Receive Royalty Payments From Amazon And Smashwords?

How Do South African Authors Receive Royalty Payments From Amazon And Smashwords?

 

How do authors receive royalty payments directly from Amazon and Smashwords?

 

As Africans we are very new to the Amazon Kindle publishing platform and the processes of creating and selling of eBooks online in general. The first South African authors only started breaking the digital barrier to Amazon as recently as 2010. There were, and still are many barriers that exist hampering a South African author wanting to publish an eBook online. This means what should be a smooth process, publishing your eBook online into Amazon and other eBook stores, is a process that unfortunately has added complexities. 

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